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Downtown Bend Library

Downtown Bend

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601 N.W. Wall Street
Bend, OR 97703

Phone: (541) 617-7050
Fax: (541) 617-7083

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The Downtown Bend Library was designed by Thomas Hacker and Associates of Portland, Oregon. The two-story, 38,855-square-foot library opened in 1998 and features exposed beams and high ceilings, complemented with eastward-facing windows, looking over Bend’s civic square.

The library’s large children’s area, located on the ground floor, includes an interactive Early Learning Space. You’ll also find a large community space, the Brooks Room, on the first floor that hosts story times for children as well as cultural programs for teens and adults. The second floor of the library houses teen and adult print and digital materials, as well as public computers, a meeting room, and reading and study spaces. Rotating art exhibitions reflect the talent of the local community. Free WiFi is available throughout the building.

Upcoming Events

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  • Oct 24 2020

    10:00 AM - Saturday -

    Come in and grab a Creepy Craft kit at any of our library locations during open Saturday hours in October!

    Each kit will come with supplies to make a not-too-spooky craft at home, featuring a new project every week. Kits available while supplies last.

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  • Oct 24 2020

    10:00 AM - Saturday -

    Divertidos tiempos de cuentos virtuales con sus bibliotecarios.Toda la familia está invitada a este tiempo de cuentos virtual que ofrece libros para bebés, niños pequeños y preescolares. Instalaciones nuevas se estrenan en YouTube cada sábado a las 10am. Para ver este programa, haga clic en el enlace de abajo o introduzca esta dirección a su navegador web; https://bit.ly/2Vfrh53. Este enlace lo llevara a una lista donde encontrara este programa u otros programas familiares divertidos.
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  • Oct 24 2020

    10:00 AM - Saturday -

    Learn the overs and unders of weaving with this kit-based program. Pick up your supplies at your local branch and log in to DPL's subscription with CreativeBug using your library card. Search for "kids weaving" and you'll be on your way to creating!
    Limited numbers of kits available at all branches of DPL on Saturday, 10/24. Kit materials have been quarantined.

    Weaving is a traditional handcraft with roots in many global cultures. For this program we’ll provide a kit with the supplies you need to work along with a recorded presentation. You’ll create a simple sample of loom weaving which can then be turned into a piece of art to hang on the wall, or an accessory to wear.

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  • Oct 25 2020

    4:00 PM - Sunday -

    Calming stretches, intentionality and mindfulness for kids

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  • Oct 26 2020

    10:00 AM - Monday - * Registration Required

    Write a grant proposal in six weeks with this Gale Course.

    Join a Deschutes Public Library learning circle and write your grant proposal. If you've never written a grant proposal or have struggled writing one in the past then this is the class for you. Learn how to become fully familiar with the institution or project for which you are requesting support, prepare background and financial statements, and how to put everything together so you can assemble, write, and submit complete grant proposals to foundations, corporations, and wealthy individuals for any number of projects.

    Learning circles are free, peer-led study groups for learners who want to take online courses together in a public space. This circle will follow the Writing Effective Grant Proposals class offered through Gale Courses, an online learning platform accessed with your library card.

    Two lectures are posted each week with suggested assignments. Learning circle participants will meet virtually via Zoom conference once a week to discuss the lectures and share insights and feedback on the assignments.

    The Learning Circle will meet on Mondays, September 14 through October 26. Participants will need a DPL library card to register.

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  • Oct 27 2020

    10:00 AM - Tuesday -

    This program will be available Tuesdays and Thursdays via YouTube at https://bit.ly/2Yaurca

    Join community librarians for songs, rhymes, stories and fun!

    Experts agree that talking, singing, reading, writing and playing with your young child will prepare them for learning how to read, and will teach them the six skills needed to read. A child who enters kindergarten with a strong vocabulary, a love of books, and a familiarity with playing with words, has a definite advantage. You can help those skills develop with story time!

    For more information about early literacy and how to talk, read, rhyme, play and write with your child, visit: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/kids/literacy

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  • Oct 27 2020

    12:00 PM - Tuesday -

    Learn online with DPL Librarians. https://zoom.us/j/98285624513

    The majority of mobile devices that aren't Apple products are running the Android operating system. Learn the basics of this OS and common features regardless of the brand of your device.

    We will cover text messaging, taking and sending pictures, using the Play Store and installing apps, accessing the Internet, managing your contacts and more!

    Bring your questions and your fully charged Android smartphone or tablet.

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  • Oct 27 2020

    2:00 PM - Tuesday - * Registration Required

    Learn how to use Foundation Online Essential to find grants for your nonprofit.

    This workshop provides an overview of the funding research process for nonprofits seeking grants from foundations, corporations, and grant-making public charities using Foundation Online Essential. Learn how to use this resource from your home or office to identify potential funders for your nonprofit.

    This is a virtual session via Zoom and registration is required. A link to the meeting will be sent to participants the day before the workshop.

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  • Oct 27 2020

    6:00 PM - Tuesday -

    Join the Zoom meeting here: https://zoom.us/j/99785343189

    A recording of this program will be available beginning Wednesday, November 4th at 3:00 p.m.

    Learn about amazing and fantastic libraries from around (and outside) our world.

    Join a visual online trip with Librarians Graham Fox and Rya Fennewald to virtually explore the world's greatest library creations, architecture, and secrets that make them so special.

    Rya Fennewald is a Community Librarian and fell in love with library spaces as a girl. One of her personal favorites is the Law Library at the Santa Barbara Courthouse.

    Graham Fox has worked at Deschutes Public Library for 5 years and has spent time working and exploring fantastic libraries around the United States. *zm*

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  • Oct 27 2020

    6:30 PM - Tuesday -

    Everyone can benefit from having a will and advanced health directive. Attorney Rich Miller shares why these legal documents are important and what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones in Oregon.

    Topics to be covered include probate, ways to avoid probate, wills, trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives.

    Rich Miller is a retired estate planning and tax attorney who practiced in Portland and Bend.*zm*

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  • Oct 28 2020

    1:00 PM - Wednesday - * Registration Required

    Discover new books, library resources, and virtual author events.

    This month, we'll be spotlighting six new titles and why they make excellent book club choices. We'll talk about all the opportunities to join a book club at Deschutes Public Library and will share resources that you can use in hosting your own book club. Lastly we'll spotlight upcoming virtual events including the Portland Book Festival set to take place virtually on Saturday, November 7.

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  • Oct 28 2020

    3:00 PM - Wednesday -

    This pre-recorded program will be available beginning October 28 at: https://bit.ly/2zIml0W.

    Craft whimsical decorations for your at-home desk.

    We won't try to debate whether or not unicorns are real or fantasy. Instead, we'll create a unicorn bobble head to liven up your at-home desk. You need something to keep you awake during your fourth Zoom class of the day, right?

    Needed Supplies
    - 8.5" x 11" paper (thicker paper works best, but printer paper will work)
    - Scissors
    - Pencil
    - Glue stick
    - Markers, gel pens, colored pencils, or crayons (think rainbow colors)

    To view this program, click the link below or type this link into your browser https://bit.ly/2zIml0W. This link will take you to a playlist where you will find this program and more fun tween programs.

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  • Oct 28 2020

    5:30 PM - Wednesday -

    Get an online 30-minute consultation with a local lawyer through Zoom conference.

    Lawyers are able to help with general civil-law questions including family law, employment, housing, estate planning and more. We are unable to help with criminal law questions.

    Advance registration is required and appointment times run from 5:30-7:30pm.

    For more information and to register, email lawlibrary@deschuteslibrary.org or call 541-617-7089.

    Spanish interpreters are available with advance notice. Request when registering or call: 541-617-7057.

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    Obtenga una consulta en línea de 30 minutos con un abogado local a través de conferencia por Zoom.

    Los abogados pueden ayudar con preguntas generales de derecho civil; incluyendo derecho de familia, empleo, vivienda, planificación patrimonial y más. No podemos ayudar con preguntas de derecho penal.

    Se requiere registro por adelantado y las citas corren de 5:30-7:30pm.

    Para obtener más información y para registrarse, mande un correo electrónico a rodrigog@deschuteslibrary.org o llame al 541-617-7057.

    Interpretación en español está disponible con aviso previo. Solicite un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7057.

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  • Oct 29 2020

    10:00 AM - Thursday -

    This program will be available Tuesdays and Thursdays via YouTube at https://bit.ly/2Yaurca

    Join community librarians for songs, rhymes, stories and fun!

    Experts agree that talking, singing, reading, writing and playing with your young child will prepare them for learning how to read, and will teach them the six skills needed to read. A child who enters kindergarten with a strong vocabulary, a love of books, and a familiarity with playing with words, has a definite advantage. You can help those skills develop with story time!

    For more information about early literacy and how to talk, read, rhyme, play and write with your child, visit: https://www.deschuteslibrary.org/kids/literacy

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  • Oct 29 2020

    12:00 PM - Thursday - * Registration Required

    Discover library and community resources that will help you find and land a job.

    It's been a tough year for employment in Central Oregon and there are a lot people looking for work right now. The good news is there are jobs out there and resources to help you find and get them.

    In this presentation, we'll share library and community resources that:
    -help you upgrade your skills for the current job market
    -list open positions
    -write your resume and cover letter
    -nail the interview
    -get the job

    If you've been struggling to find a job, let us connect you with the resources that can help make the difference.

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  • Oct 29 2020

    6:00 PM - Thursday -

    Discuss any book you’d like and compete in online literary trivia.

    A Read What You Want event is a fun hour where you share ANY book that you’ve enjoyed lately. I’ll ask short questions that let you share snippets of your reading journey. Learn about great reads from the Central Oregon library community!

    Read What You Want also features 3 rounds of literary trivia (5 easy, 5 medium, and 5 hard questions). Answer the questions from your smartphone and see who can top the leaderboard. Winner gets glory, library swag, and a 5$ gift certificate to the local coffee place of your choice.Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/92161285335

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  • Oct 29 2020

    6:00 PM - Thursday -

    Acompañen a su bibliotecario en una noche de canto. ¿Les gustan las canciones del tiempo de cuentos? ¿Quieren aprender canciones y juegos de mano para hacer en casa? Afinen bien sus voces y únanse con nosotros para una noche de canto y diversión. Toda la familia está invitada y se les anima a todos participar.
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